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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fragrant Friday

Fragrant Friday and fabric

Continuing my white flower fragrance appreciation
 procrastination of quilting a rather large quilt (for me) on a domestic machine,
I had to go out again today to photograph a magnolia tree in bloom.

The large, almost a dinner plate size leathery petals open and
 the flower gives off a lemony citrous fragrance.
The tiare is also in the same family as the gardenia, rubiaceae, which includes coffee arabica. 
Day old Tiare still give off a fragrance light and sweet while resting on an old chair.
I love the crackle texture of this comfortable garden chair cradling the flowers 3 .

Tiare and pua keni keni share a jar of water.
The pua keni keni start out creamy white, then turn almost ochre thou still  vary fragrant.
Perhaps that is why it is commonly known as the perfume flower and is also used in lei making.

Plumeria  blossoms make great leis or garlands
or if you have just a few, floating in water.
Ain't nature grand!

Now maybe i can go back in  studio and finish up a quilt still under the machine from last night.

Here is a corner of the hand painted fabric backing i am working with today.
The count down to HAF  Haleiwa Arts Festival is .... 35 days left !
be well, see well, Sonja


Nancy said...

Nature is indeed grand! That blossom is perfection. Interesting painted fabric- the back of the quilt will be beautiful. You're in countdown mode- good luck preparing.

sonja said...

thank you Nancy for reading and replying!
Fabric, flowers, fragrance make for fine moments in the day i always say!

LA Paylor said...

I wish I could smell them... we never have flowers here that have scent. wah! LeeAnna

sonja said...

Hey LA,You have to go to a florist around prom time and snop around!
I'll bet you had them magnolias in FLA!